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May 1974

Surgical Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus Endarteritis: In a Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC
From the Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. Dr. Silverman is now with the Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(5):730-732. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350290092016

A patient developed Staphylococcus aureus endarteritis complicating a hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula. The principle of quadripolar ligation and excision was successfully applied. Early recognition and surgical treatment of this complication can prevent the development of bacterial endocarditis.